"Not a day goes by that I don't reflect fondly and tell stories from last summer in Beijing. It truly was an incredible experience that changed my live forever for the better. I still keep in touch with my homestay family (mother and daughter) and talk to several of the students I met at the English school near Longze station (in particular Cherry, whom I talk to on Skype for hours at a time every weekend. I think our friendship is similar to Sam and Bob's). Last summer made me realize that in the future, I want to study abroad in China during college, and after college I really want to work in China for at least a few years."
– Patrick Grudzinski, CYW 2011, Regis High School
"Thank you for giving our son... a wonderful learning experience in China. Please accept our small donation to your organization. We will stay in touch. Words alone cannot express our sincerest gratitude."
-Queens parent of a scholarship winner
"My homestay family was very nice... They have been great... I couldn't have asked for a better family."
-Brian Cronin, CYW 2010
"I definitely like the people I met here, and how open and accepting they all were. I feel like the program really was designed for the student. I enjoyed it a lot... I gained a lot more confidence when speaking with Chinese people and using Chinese... Beforehand, I never really had a chance to communicate with real Chinese people... Coming to China helped me realize that I can do it!"
-Rocco Bagnarol, CYW-Regis 2010 Scholarship Winner
-Linda Zheng, CYW 2010